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Rated 5 out of 5 by cll1971 Beautiful fit and fabric
The cut of this dress and the silk fabric make this so elegant. I purchased as a casual dress but the fabric makes this feel so much more special. My only complaint is that the loop holding one of the straps to the dress broke on the first wearing and I was lucky to find a safety pin to get it home and repair it by hand. So it looks like it is made well (ha) but in reality it had some flaws that caused a wardrobe malfunction.
August 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by BreezyADPi Bohemian chic
Bought this in peach in my regular size 0. I'm 5'8", 110 lb and 32b. This dress hangs on me as it does the model. I really like the loose, draping effect. It hangs a bit low and airy on top, but the conservative length balances it.
The material and construction are fantastic. I can see how those with larger busts would have issues with the dress since you have to pull on over head and there is no elastic. For someone with a straight figure, the dress works well. Now that it's on sale I'm considering the teal.
June 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sc0u7 A nice maxi dress for petite girls!
I wasn't sure if I was going to like this dress because I'm only 5 feet tall, but since Madewell dresses tend to fit me very well I took a chance and bought it online. I was so happy I did! This dress does hit me at mid calf, but because the dress is crafted so nicely it ended up being the perfect maxi dress. The upper body piece fits so nicely and you just pull on the dress - no zippers or buttons to mess with! It really fits like a glove on me without being tight at all! I just wish it came in black too!
April 14, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by DressLover Nice but too big
Size S is excessively big on the (empire) waist. Took it to the seamstrees to fix it. An XS would have been too tight on the bust even though I don't have a big bust. Didn't want to return it as the color and the fabric are lovely.
May 6, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by katiedid Wanted So Badly to Love This Dress
This is the style of dress I adore the most. The fabric is gorgeous, and I thought the fit would be perfect. It was not even close. It's an over the head dress, meaning there are no zippers or elastic to provide any shape once it's on. I'm fairly busty and 5'3", average weight. It smashes my bust and then just hangs there like a sack (made in a beautiful fabric, but still a sack). I don't think this would be a flattering fit for anyone who has any kind of bust and/or isn't fairly tall. Since I got it on "final sale", I'm going to work with a seamstress friend of mine who thinks she can maybe add some elastic gathering in the back so I can still fit it over my head, but the fit is a little more shape-flattering.
June 23, 2014